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jpnutritionfirst
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   Posted 10/18/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I've been on SCD for about 7 months and am doing well but not perfect (still occasional mucus and loose stools, but that's about it). I just ordered Jini Patel Thompson's book Listening to Your Gut. Anybody have any experience with this? How does it compare to SCD? Thanks for your help!
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
SCD since 4/09
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LMills
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   Posted 10/18/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I ordered it too, and I got the free smoothie samples as well. It's not terrible by any means, but I prefer the SCD based on the amount of recipes and the fact that it doesn't seem like a woman to make money. Jini Patel Thompson's emails and website place a lot of emphasis on buying her products. I don't disagree with some of her dietary restrictions, but I'm a little repelled by the business standpoint.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
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Keeper
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   Posted 10/18/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
There are some things that work - she does have some DIY methods for dealing with fistulas and fissures (caution: not for those who can't stand pain/burning). The one thing that I noticed was that she seems to advocate a return to a fairly normal diet in what seemed to me to be a short time. This just leaves you open to other environmental causes of relapse like stress and illness. It's good on supplements and herbals.

Robert P
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   Posted 10/18/2009 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I’ve purchased the original version of the Listen to Your Gut, the revised version and now the electronic version and don’t regret a single purchase. I’ve also purchased her IBD Remission Diet and recommend that one as well.

I’ve implemented a number of her suggestions and have used a number of the products she recommends including the Wild Oregano Oil and Absorb Plus pretty much daily for years. I have no problem stating with honesty that having her as a resource has been the single best variable in my healing journey equation.

For the original poster, unfortunately I don’t have any experience being on the SCD diet because I found Jini early on in my healing journey and have had such positive results I haven’t had much of a need to look elsewhere.

Just my opinion, Robert
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Post Edited By Moderator (MMMNAVY) : 10/19/2009 3:53:39 AM (GMT-6)


LMills
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   Posted 10/19/2009 12:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I have read it. It's a clever business strategy. Just my opinion.

*edit*
And for the record, I don't deny she wants to help people. However, it does not follow that money isn't part of the equation. Her excuse that wanting to open a business to people who have no money ignores the fact that this business also caters to people who are desperate to get better.
I tried her products, they were okay, but SCD worked better for me. It was also less expensive.

Just giving my personal experience to someone who asked it. I'd appreciate it if people would refrain from 'obviously you don't get it.'
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

Post Edited (LMills) : 10/19/2009 1:24:37 AM (GMT-6)


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/19/2009 2:56 AM (GMT -7)   
No advocating and no flaming people. Furthermore, I really caution any references that is not from a peer reviewed academic journal.
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BeeSting
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   Posted 10/19/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I would like to know if you had a severe or a mild Crohns when you started the SCD or the Jinis diet? Am I right that only those with mild to moderate Crohns benefits from diets?
Bee

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/19/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Bee it seems to me, and I caveat this big time because it is a broad base generalization and therefore has no academic validity, that diet's seem to work better for people with fairly mild/moderate disease. But I had alot of severe damage that was missed due to not having a pill cam or long egd done when I started with these diets. I did have severe bleeding problems, so that is why I always caution with this.
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease/Thyroid Disorders:_All comments have the caveat contact your local health care provider.

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All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…


Zanne
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   Posted 10/19/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe that diet plays a huge part in keeping you healthy. BUT, you need to find the right diet for you and that may change over the course of your disease. I have lived my entire life with this disease, first as the child of a patient and then as a patient. I know that when I was first sick, I could eat a lot of foods that I can't possibly eat now. However, I have also had 3 resections. There is no way that I could survive on the SCD and get enough nutrition into me without having a complete blockage, but a low residue diet keeps me feeling well. We all have to figure out what works for us and that can change over the course of our lives just as it does for any healthy person.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


LMills
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   Posted 10/19/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
MMMNAVY said...
Bee it seems to me, and I caveat this big time because it is a broad base generalization and therefore has no academic validity, that diet's seem to work better for people with fairly mild/moderate disease. But I had alot of severe damage that was missed due to not having a pill cam or long egd done when I started with these diets. I did have severe bleeding problems, so that is why I always caution with this.


I was wondering about that as well, but I was also wondering if it had to do with age? There seems to be a time gap here. Not in our chronological age but rather of how long we've been ill and when it began e.g. someone diagnosed in the 60's didn't have access to the treatment we have now and was therefore at the mercy of the disease in ways I can't even imagine.

My doctor said mine was pretty severe given fistulizing and bleeding they weren't really able to stop even with high doses of IV steroids, BUT at the same time I think they acted as aggressively at the disease using treatment that has only recently become available. I feel like if I had been this age 20 years ago that diet wouldn't be helping me like it is now..

I know there are always exceptions. There are a lot of members on this board with different experiences with diet so who knows?
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


BeeSting
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   Posted 10/19/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all.
One more thing: I've just been reading (today) that a trial have found that too much iron in our tap water may increase our risk in getting inflammatory diseases inour intestines, IF we are genetical vulnerable. The trial that is publicated in The American Journal of Epidemology says that when getting too much iron, bacteria in the guts reacts at it (eating it) and these bacteria gets more toxic when they are surrounded with too much iron. So killing/destroying/changing the bad bacteria by using yogurt or probiotics makes more sense to me now. Bee

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   Posted 10/20/2009 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to admit this makes me wonder how old LMills thinks I am? :) Just Kidding!
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Make sure your suffering has meaning…


LMills
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   Posted 10/20/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Noooo, Navy not like that! That's exactly what I didn't want you to think cry
Yes, I know you're kidding...I just hope you guys don't think that's what I mean. All the treatment out now seems like it's so new, and the serious research done for this disease doesn't really feel like it's been around that long.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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